“An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.” Proverbs 12:4
I had a lot of verses highlighted in my reading this morning. Although I have used this one before, God just made it stand out above all others today. Currently, I am lying around in my hotel room in Aurora, Colorado. Our family came to the Denver area for our family vacation. As circumstance would have it, my in-laws came to meet us and are staying with their daughter.
In the past, we have had major problems with my husband’s family. They have said very hurtful things and do not display a Biblical love towards others. Because of this fact, I have on numerous occasions gone toe to toe with them in defense of my family. In societies eyes, what I was saying and the behavior I displayed towards them, was warranted.
In God’s eyes it was not.
My lovebug has been a great husband by correcting me in private but my behavior was putting a hardship on our marriage. Within the past few years I have learned, a very hard lesson, to allow my husband to lead our household in protection as well as everything else. I have always looked at him to be the head of our household but when it comes to someone treating us poorly, I have went in with guns a blazing.
Just before we made our finalized plans for this trip, my sister-in-law again said some real negative things and was not being a loving family member. I prayed to the Lord to give me the ability to stand back and watch my husband direct the situation. I could not be more blessed by what I have seen come from him. He took control of the problem and came up with an amazing solution. I am so proud to be his wife and I will say for the past few years I have seen pride in his eyes when he looks at me.
Thank you Father for making me his wife.
(Although this was written a long time ago, I chose not to change the appearance of time because my pride as a wife is still there.)